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Old 12-26-2012, 09:01 PM
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I've overlooked this truck many times as a monster truck basher but after taking a second look, this thing actually looks nice. I love the chassis design. batteries lay in the belly and the shocks setup remind me of the ttech predator. just a very cool balanced chassis. Could this truggy be a competent racer with the right hopups and setup? How tunable is it out of the box? or would under steer remain persistent problem? and is there a buggy conversion available?

The kid in me just loves this thing!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:15 PM
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Jumps like poo and no where near durable enough for racing. Dont waste your time.
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Originally Posted by narkronomus View Post
I've overlooked this truck many times as a monster truck basher but after taking a second look, this thing actually looks nice. I love the chassis design. batteries lay in the belly and the shocks setup remind me of the ttech predator. just a very cool balanced chassis. Could this truggy be a competent racer with the right hopups and setup? How tunable is it out of the box? or would under steer remain persistent problem? and is there a buggy conversion available?

The kid in me just loves this thing!
It's a fun MT indeed.. stay away from racing with it. Truggy's are faster and way more durable. If you raced once or twice a year and bashed the rest no biggy but seriously stay away from this for racing.

PS I raced one against truggies for years and spent plenty on hopups and spares.. so this is not from a bad place, just the truth. Have one for bashing and play, get a truggy for racing, even a used truggy will be better than a erevo.

For the other guy you can make a erevo very competative and jump just fine, raced one in the top 5 at a very competitive track for years. It's not worth doing it.. nobody was nice enough to stop me, but it is possible
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but but.......with the skeleton carbon chassis, the right shocks and some and some other fine tuning and this thing could be worth a look.
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i had an e-revo, wanted to race it...don't waste your time, better get a truggy
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Originally Posted by narkronomus View Post
but but.......with the skeleton carbon chassis, the right shocks and some and some other fine tuning and this thing could be worth a look.
It's your decision. These things dominate the monster truck class here. But no one runs one in the truggy class here. My erbe is a skatepark truck.
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Who makes it again?
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It's not a truggy, it's a monster truck. You would spend about $700 to buy it and then who knows how much to make it somewhat race worthy. You could spend that $700 on a real truggy with much better electronics and not have to spend a penny more to make it competitive. Traxxas makes some fun stuff to bash with but there's a reason they don't have any pro drivers... Their stuff just isn't meant for racing.
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Who makes it again?
LOL

I would go for a MBX6TE or XT8E
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A losi 8ight-t 2.0 converted w/ either losi's conversion or better yet with tekno's conversion is also a great choice.. I think other than normal wear the only thing that I have broken on my 8t 2.0 is the rear diff gears, this is more a matter of maintaining it properly. Basically just check the shimming before race days and adjust as needed and you can go problem free. Running a slipperential or the tekno e-clutch or the tekno traktion drive is also a great idea for extending the life of your driveline on an etruggy as there is tremendous torque and it does take its toll on all of them over time.
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My story is the same as yours and eight-e's. They look so cool and seem like it wouldnt be that hard to pull it altogether. After spending too much,almost ANY used truggy will be a cheaper and better racer in the end. Yeah,i did pretty good with it,but I would definitly go the truggy route. And I liked the truck too, so its not like Im trying to talk smack.
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I will echo the other guys sentiments , the EREVO is an awesome platform , kind of a jack of all trades but a master of none .

Meaning it does a lot of things very well but isnt best at anything , I have a fully raced out EREVO and its awesome but my 8ight Te will kick its butt on a track with little effort while I gotta work pretty hard to keep up with truggies running the EREVO .

Spend all the money you want , for racing the EREVO will never be better than a real truggy simply because of the way its designed .
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I have one. It's fun to drive and race in a MT class. It can be ran with truggies and with the right driver it can compete. I see a get 3rd place in a big race racing with the truggies.
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just hoping he wasn't using the stock talon tires, if it's the case he needs to be sponsored
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